What is this podcast about? It’s about how to use wechat, a popular chatting app in China.
Which level does this podcast belong to? It belongs to the intermediate level.
How many presenters are in the studio? Two. One male (non-native Chinese speaker) and one female (native Chinese speaker).
How clear are the monologues? The monologues are read at a normal speed. Each word is pronounced clearly.
What languages are spoken in the studio? Mandarin Chinese and English.
Does this podcast have a clear level? Yes, it does.
What is the structure of this podcast? It is composed of 4 parts. The first part is some key words of the dialogue after the opening, and then the podcasters will play the dialogue. The second part is the explanation from the presenters about this dialogue. The third part is the podcast hosts listening to the dialogue again. In the last part of this podcast, the hosts have some additional explanation/expansion of the topic.
Why is this a good choice of podcast? Firstly you can listen to the dialogue twice, to help you better practice your listening comprehension. Secondly you have both Chinese and English explanation in the podcast, so it’s much easier for you to grasp the main idea. Also, on the page you will see the original script of the dialogue with both pinyin and English translation, what’s more, there’s bilingual expansion and notes attached as well.
Summary: This podcast is about a popular app in China, wechat. For someone who wishes to have Chinese friends or chat with native speakers to improve their Chinese, wechat is a good choice. It’s especially useful when you’re in China as a foreigner, it can enlarge your social circle and let you make more friends. This discussion of wechat helps you to know all the functions of it.